Lists every title to debut on Billboard's three major Pop singles charts: "Best Sellers in Stores," "Most Played in Juke Boxes" and "Most Played by Disk Jockeys" -- from 1940 through 1954. Divided into two easy-to-use sections -- one an artist-by-artist listing of all charted titles, the other a year-by-year ranking of each year's charted hits -- the first time ever we've included both formats in a single Record Research book! Includes detailed, reliable biographies, pictures of the Top 100 Artists, an A-Z song title section, interesting title notes, yearly "Time Capsules," rankings of the top artists and songs, and more.
This book is by far one of our all-time bestsellers -- a proven favorite with our readers! Pop into the past with the only fully researched and documented historical reference work on early American popular music. Features an artist-by-artist listing of over 12,000 records that appeared on America's popular music charts, surveys and record listings. Includes accurate, in-depth biographies, title trivia notes, an alphabetical song title section, rankings of the Top 100 Artists and Hits, a year-by-year listing of all #1 records, and more. A treasure trove of vintage recordings and artists from the reign of Ragtime to the roots of Rock. Whether your favorite is Rudy Vallee or Rosemary Clooney, all their hits are listed here.